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from Anne Stevenson, Stone Milk; “The Myth of Medea”

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Writing Research - Non-Satellite Long-Range Communications, boosts welcome 

I'm down a research hole and was wondering if there are any communications enthusiasts (I'm supposing mostly in the department of radio comms) that I could bounce some questions off of/might be able to point me in the direction of a good primer on the topic. I'm looking more specifically for information on the reliability, range, and capacity of a hypothetical future communications network on an Earth with a weakened/erratic magnetic field and an atmosphere cluttered with space debris.

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learned about the existence of "monkey wrench miffy" today. she's truly such a versatile icon!! big ups to our girl~

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@ephemeral @Anke the idea that everyone just assumes going into the library is free and the assumption that you just go there without needing any “reason” is essential to the concept. If you walked into a library and they were like why are you here it would be a different experience. Remembering that this concept was created over time by humans and we are able to recreate this type of space with a new dynamic seems really powerful. It seems like we are missing much vocabulary in this space tho

Wrote a new newsletter about misinformation, land stewardship, interdependence, and citation rabbit holes, including an image of dish towels my sister bought for me as a birthday present

Canal Swans #15 - Misinformation

thinking about everyone here who made a decision to make a change and use these platforms instead of the status quo,

and also thinking about everyone still using the mainstream platforms,

but who made a change in some other part of their life, with similar hopes, in ways that we may ourselves also not be ready for yet or even able to understand how to "onboard",

and imagining various communities of exploration and research in the future sharing what they learned with each other and weaving together into a spiral

another day, another set of jars to poke holes in the lids of

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You know cryptocurrencies will be an actually useful thing when people start purchasing drugs and shit with them again.

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is anyone still actively working on for the fediverse?

I imagine you have a secret key for your account which is stored on your laptop (or bitwarden), not the server. Then when you want to migrate your account to another instance, you can use this secret key to re-create your account on the new server. The new server makes requests to the servers of all the people that were following you, telling them to follow your new account on the new server.

Basically server migration as I think it works now, but not requiring the consent of the server you were migrating away from.

Something like this would bring one of my favorite parts of scuttlebutt, to the fediverse. I think if implemented well, without making anything more confusing.

I saw a thread about it here that was related too... about what a .mbox file would like for the fediverse

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current fantasy idea: collecting used cooking oil and bacon fat from my neighbours to make soap out of.

a company in the US tried to patent the name Fire Cider, got sued and lost. It’s a traditional folk recipe, widely popularized by the herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

I appreciate that it’s a medicine you can make yourself from common ingredients, and share with friends, and it seems like a healthy practice to me on a number of levels.

Sharing in case it inspires someone else to make a batch. There’s lots more info on it too if you search around.

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Made fire cider today, for myself and to give to some friends. This is the third year I’ve done this now.

the recipe I use is:
Horse radish, ginger, onion, garlic, cayenne (or other) pepper, all diced and in equal parts. I additionally add diced turmeric on the top, a lemon wedge, and yarrow (these parts considered more optional, and you could choose other herbs. I include yarrow because I feel an affinity towards it). Then fill the jar with apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 4-6 weeks, some also suggest to bury it on the full moon and unbury it on the next full moon if that’s your preferred way to keep track of time.

Then strain the liquid, and drink a small shot each morning. Its spicy and it wakes you and your immune system up. You can also use the strained material (the mark) to cook with.

Many people report that they stop getting sick after working with it. There’s also an interesting back story behind it. Continued in next post (out of characters)

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@brennen earlier today was just imagining if apple made a decision to only release a new version of iphone/macbook every 50 years, to reduce their environmental impact

dear fediverse, does anyone know any maker/hacker spaces in berlin?

or have a friend involved in one?

my friend found some discarded thinkpad laptops in the trash, and I’m hoping to find someone who could help me take a look at them, and might even have some spare parts/batteries lying around to test them with... they look pretty good condition to me, just missing batteries... but would be cool to test them out somehow before ordering any new parts

I’d also be interested to learn more about hacker/maker spaces in berlin even if none of the laptops can be salvaged 🦋

the laundromat is low key one of my favorite magical places

spinning machines, time spent waiting, attention drifts to cycles, memories of every other time I’ve been in the laundromat, a space outside of time, filled with mystery but also completely mundane

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a project I've been working on is going live this evening- 7pm BST. It's a p2p exhibition featuring new commissions from 12 amazing artists.
It's accessed over hyper:// and for the start this evening each of the artists is going to be the single host of one of the other artists works. You navigate around the works like a web ring moving between the different hosts. It has been a really joyful project, exploring a different protocol with a wonderful group of artists and orgs. Would love to know what fellow LURKers make of it if you get a chance to visit.

any good alternatives to google forms?

asking for a friend

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An artist:

1. bought an Andy Warhol drawing for $20,000.
2. made 999 high-quality forgeries.
3. shuffled them.
4. sold each of the 1000 drawings for $250.

You might get the original $20,000 Warhol, but you’ll never know. This hurts my brain and I'm loving it!

It's a reasonable price for common art. No lottery. Nobody is ripped off. The artist profits hugely, yet gives away a unique item far below market value, but its receiver won't know.

It challenges our value system in very Warhol-way.

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.